early and awkward

President Obama and Mitt Romney Standing Near Hay

How do you make a president worth $6 million and a former investment tycoon worth $250 million seem more like the “common men” they hope to appeal to? Why, just put them near some hay! The only people you normally find in close proximity to hay are down-to-earth, hard-working folks, so if you see President Obama or Mitt Romney next to some hay, it must mean they are like that, too — or, at the very least, can understand the problems facing such people. Because hay.

Mitt Romney giving a speech near some hay. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Iamges
President Obama talking to Brian Williams near some hay. Photo: Pete Souza/The White House
Mitt Romney giving another speech near some hay. Photo: Steve Pope/2012 Getty Images
The Romneys listening to Paul Ryan, near some hay. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Mitt Romney near some hay again. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Obama giving a speech near some hay. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Mitt Romney will only give speeches if there is hay nearby. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Paul Ryan giving a speech near some hay. Photo: Keith Srakocic/AP/Corbis
And again. Photo: Kimberlee Hewitt
President Obama. Hay. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Obama and Romney Standing Near Hay